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  • Last Modified on 9-08-2022

CBSE Class 6 Exam

About Exam

CBSE Class 6 is an important phase in every child's academic journey, where he/she is exposed to more specialised learning. Students get introduced to new subjects like Science and Social Science which help to lay a foundation for all of their future concepts taught in higher classes. It has topics that will serve as a building block for the higher-level chapters that they will come across in higher grades.

Students of CBSE Class 6th should know the complete details of the exam like the updated syllabus, exam date, books and preparation tips. Every year, the Central Board of Secondary Education prepares the CBSE Class 6 syllabus. Students in class 6 need to focus mainly on five subjects: Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, and Second Language.

CBSE Class 6 Exam Summary

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) provides students with a standard-level education. All the schools affiliated with the CBSE Board follow the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) curriculum. Class 6 CBSE exams are generally classified into three parts, the first term (quarterly), the second term (or half-yearly) and the final (annual) exam.

The Class 6 CBSE final or the annual exams are generally conducted during the month of March. The board follows the NCERT syllabus for all the subjects.

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CBSE Class 6 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The CBSE Class 6 exams are conducted for 1.5 hours, or 90 minutes for each subject.

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CBSE Class 6 Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

The CBSE Class 6 syllabus covers the majority of the important topics in Science, Social Science, and Mathematics. Apart from these main topics, the syllabus also consists of the first and second (regional) languages. The first language is English and the second language is selected by the students. which are selected as per the student’s choice. 

According to the new update, a student will have to study coding as well. The detailed subject-wise syllabus for CBSE Class 6 is given in the following tables:

CBSE Class 6 Science Syllabus

There are a total of 16 chapters in CBSE Class 6 Science. The Science subject can be further divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 

Chapter 1 Food: Where Does it Come From?
Chapter 2 Components of Food
Chapter 3 Fiber to Fabric

Chapter 4 Sorting Materials into Groups
Chapter 5 Separation of Substances
Chapter 6 Changes Around Us
Chapter 7 Getting to Know Plants

Chapter 8 Body Movements
Chapter 9 The Living Organisms and Habitats
Chapter 10 Motion and Measurement of Distances

Chapter 11 Light, Shadows and Reflections
Chapter 12 Electricity and Circuits
Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets
Chapter 14 Water
Chapter 15 Air Around Us
Chapter 16 Garbage In, Garbage Out Biology

CBSE Class 6 Social Science Syllabus

The subject of CBSE Class 6 Social Science is further classified into History, Geography and Political Science. The detailed syllabus of the same has been tabulated below:

Social Science
History Geography Social and Political Life
What, Where, How, and When? The Earth in the Solar System Understanding Diversity
From Hunting-gathering to Growing Food Globe: Latitudes and Longitudes Diversity and Discrimination
In the Earliest Cities Motions of the Earth What is Government?
What Books and Burials Tell Us? Maps Key Elements of a Democratic Government
Kingdoms, Kings, and an Early Republic Major Domains of the Earth Panchayati Raj
New Questions and Ideas Major Landforms of the Earth Rural Administration
Ashoka the Emperor who Gave up War Our Country- India Urban Administration
Vital Villages, Thriving Towns India - Climate, Vegetation, and Wildlife Rural Livelihoods
Traders, Kings, and Pilgrims   Urban Livelihoods
New Empires and Kingdoms    
Buildings, Paintings, and Books    

CBSE Class 6 Mathematics Syllabus

CBSE Class 6 Mathematics contains a total of 14 chapters. The detailed syllabus of 6th Class Mathematics is tabulated below:

Chapter 1 Knowing Our Numbers
Chapter 2 Whole Numbers
Chapter 3 Playing With Numbers
Chapter 4 Basic Geometrical Ideas
Chapter 5 Understanding Elementary Shapes
Chapter 6 Integers
Chapter 7 Fractions
Chapter 8 Decimals
Chapter 9 Data Handling
Chapter 10 Mensuration
Chapter 11 Algebra
Chapter 12 Ratio and Proportion
Chapter 13 Symmetry
Chapter 14 Practical Geometry

CBSE Class 6 Practical/Experiments List

In Science, students will have to perform the following practical's, experiments and make models of the same.

Chapter Experiments
Food: Where Does it Come From
  • A student can perform the experiment involving the germination of seeds such as mung, chickpea etc.;
  • Preparing a chart on food habits of animals and food culture of different regions of India.
Components of Food
  • Studying the variety of food in different regions in India.
  • Preparing a menu of a balanced diet in the context of the diversity of foods eaten in different parts of the country.
  • Classifying foods according to food components.
  • Test for starch, sugars, proteins and fats.
Fibre to Fabric
  • Simple activities can be done to distinguish among different types of cloth.
  • Field survey for collecting the information on locally available plant fibers (coconut, silk cotton, etc.)
Sorting Materials into Groups
  • An experiment can be done for grouping things on the basis of gross properties e.g. roughness, lustre, transparency, solubility, sinking/floating using prior knowledge.
  • Experiments involving heating of air, wax, paper, metal, water to highlight effects like burning, expansion or compression, change of state.
  • Experiments for testing the solubility of commonly available substances.
  • Experiments on the effect of heating and cooling on solubility.
  • Comparison of solubility of different substances using nonstandard units (eg. spoon, paper cone).
Separation of Substances
  • Experiments can be performed on sedimentation, filtration.
  • Separating a mixture of salt and sand.
Changes Around Us
  • Discussion on other changes which cannot be reversed – growing up, the opening of a bud ripening of fruit, curdling of milk.
Getting to Know plants
  • Experiment to show conduction by the stem, activity to show anchorage by roots, absorption by roots.
  • Study of any flower, counting number of parts, names of parts, cutting sections of the ovary to observe ovules.
Body Movements
  • Activities to study X-rays, find out the direction in which joints bend, feel the ribs, backbone etc.
  • Observation/ discussion on movement and skeletal system in other animals.
The living organisms and their surroundings
  • Preparing herbarium specimens of different leaves, plants
  • Studying modifications in plants and animals
  • Observing how different environmental factors (water availability, temperature) affect living organisms
Motion and Measurement of Distances
  • Measuring lengths and distances.
  • Identification and discrimination of various types of motion.
  • Demonstrating objects having more than one type of movement (screw motion, bicycle wheel, fan, top etc.)
Light, Shadows and Reflections
  • Experiment to show that some objects (conductors) allow current to flow and others (insulators) do not.
  • Playing and forming shadows with the hands in sunlight, in candlelight, and in a well-lit region during daytime.
  • An experiment to make a pinhole camera and observe static and moving objects.
Electricity, and Circuits
  • Activity using a bulb, cell and key and connecting wire to show the flow of current and identify closed and open circuits.
  • Making a switch.
  • Opening up a dry cell.
Fun With Magnets
  • Demonstrating how things are attracted by a magnet.
  • Activity to locate poles of a magnet; activity with iron filings and paper.
  • Activities with a suspended bar magnet and with the compass needle.
  • Activities to show that as poles repel and unlike poles attract.
  • Condensation on the outside of a glass containing cold water; activity of boiling water and condensation of steam on a spoon.
  • Preparing a simple model of the water cycle.
  • Estimation of water used by a family in one day, one month, one year.
Air Around Us
  • Can conduct discussions about different components of air.
Garbage In, Garbage Out
  • Activity to show that materials rot in soil, this is affected by wrapping in plastics.
  • Survey of solid waste generation by households.
  • The estimation of waste accumulated (by a house/ village/colony etc.) in a day, in a year.

CBSE Class 6 Exam Preparation Tips

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Students can refer to the tips provided below to score good marks in CBSE Class 6 exams 2022:

  • Try to cover and practice all the concepts covered in the CBSE Class 6 textbooks. For instance, different mathematics chapters can have problems based on calculations. Therefore, it is better to practice and solve them on paper by yourself.
  • While studying the CBSE Class 6 syllabus, if you are finding any difficulty, we at Embibe are here to help you. We have developed several study tools and practice sessions for the Class 6 syllabus.
  • To avoid confusion, ask your teachers or seniors for answers to all of your questions, or use the Embibe app. They can answer all of your questions.
  • Try to study daily so that you can finish all the topics prior to the examination, and gradually, you will get time to revise every topic.

FAQs on CBSE Class 6 Exam

Freaquently Asked Questions

Q.1: What is the syllabus for Class 6?
Ans: The Class 6 curriculum includes topics from Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), Mathematics, Social Science (History, Geography, and Social and Political Life), and languages such as English and Hindi, as well as any other regional language chosen by the student.

Q.2: What are the subjects in CBSE Class 6?
Ans: English, Hindi, Science, Social Science, and Mathematics are the subjects covered in CBSE Class 6. It can also contain regional languages.

Q.3: Are there exams for Class 6?
Ans: Yes, there are exams for Class 6. A student will enter into Class 7 only if they pass the Class 6 exams.

Q.4: How do I download the latest Class 6 syllabus?
Ans: From the Embibe website, one can download the whole Class 6 CBSE syllabus for free.

Q.5: Is there any change in the Class 6 syllabus for 2022–23?
Ans: Yes, the portions that were reduced in the past two years due to the covid pandemic have been reinstated in the Class 6 CBSE syllabus.

CBSE Class 6 List of Educational Institutes

About Exam

There are a number of schools that are affiliated with the CBSE Board. Around 21,271 schools in India are affiliated with CBSE. Students can access the detailed CBSE state-wise and region-wise schools here: 

Sl. No. School Name State
1 Eklavya Model Residential School Madhya Pradesh
2 Eklavya Adarsh Awasiya Vidyalaya Narayanganj Madhya Pradesh
3 Govt Eklavya Adarsh Awasiya Vidyalaya Ghughari Madhya Pradesh
4 Indus World School Madhya Pradesh
5 Murlidhar Kripa Vidhya Mandir Madhya Pradesh
6 The Village Elementary Public School Madhya Pradesh
7 MPS Azizbaug CBSE School Maharashtra
8 Jankalyan Nagar MPS CBSE School Maharashtra
9 MPS Hariyali Village CBSE School Maharashtra
10 Poonam Nagar Mumbai Public School (CBSE), Andheri Maharashtra

List of Future Exams After CBSE Class 6


In this competitive world, exams are one way to bring out students’ knowledge, interests, capacity, and potential. There is a school-level examination to promote you to the next grade. On the basis of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), students are promoted from Class 6 to Class 7. 

Apart from this school level examination, there are many competitive exams that are conducted every year nationally and internationally. These exams enhance students’ confidence and interest in subjects.

Some of the competitive exams to which grade 6 students can appear are:

  • International Science Olympiad (ISO)
  • International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
  • English International Olympiad (EIO)
  • General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO)
  • International Computer Olympiad (ICO)
  • International Drawing Olympiad (IDO)
  • National Essay Olympiad (NESO)
  • National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO)

Some of the competitive exams to which grade 6 students can appear are:

  • National Talent Search Examination (NTSE): Students are graded on their knowledge and comprehension of Science, Math, Social Science, Mental Ability, and General Knowledge. Qualified students are facilitated by cash prizes and scholarships for the next academic year.
  • National Level Science Talent Search Exam (NLSTSE): The subjects included are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and other general awareness questions.
  • Indian National Olympiad (INO): The syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Junior Science. This exam contains a five-stage procedure. The initial stage is the written exam conducted by the NSE (National Standard Examination).
  • GeoGenius: This exam aims to create an interest in geography. In this exam, students are asked to mark the various locations in India on a blank map.
  • National Interactive Math's Olympiad (NIMO): This exam tests and analyses mental ability and mathematical skills.

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